Operations Manager at Millar Cameron


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  • Company: Millar Cameron
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nyeri
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Management Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

MIllar Cameron is a leading recruitment consultancy who provide recruitment talent solutions to the Food Value Chain, Agricultural, Logistics, Real Estate and Finance sectors in developing geographies with a particular emphasis on Africa. Headquartered in Oxford with an office in London, our team of consultants and researchers source personnel for projects and operations.

Our client, a leading international agricultural insurance & technology company (12 countries, 3.4M farmers insured), is currently looking for a Global Recruitment Manager.

As part of their global expansion, you will spearhead recruiting and talent acquisition and provide an efficient recruitment and selection service, improve current systems and create new systems where appropriate that will allow the client to meet it’s near and mid-term recruitment needs, while setting a foundation for recruitment going forward.

Summary

The Operations Manager, reporting to the Managing Director – Mt. Kenya Region, which focuses on growing & processing vegetables and flowers for export to Europe, will be responsible for overseeing the growing, processing, and distribution of company products whilst managing a huge workforce in a dynamic, multicultural & multinational environment.

The key responsibilities for the role are:
  • Assist & Support the Managing Director and management team in setting goals that promote company/region growth
  • Manage regional farm operations based on company policies, goals, and objectives to ensure an efficient working environment and that deadlines are met consistently
  • Oversees the daily activity of the farms, staff, and direct/indirect overheads in their area
  • Prepares budgets, schedules, and other organizational reports as needed
  • Manages team workloads to meet goals and deadlines
  • Develops plans to increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Improves existing systems and policies
  • Ensures customer requirements are met promptly
  • Promotes and enforces safety in the workplace
  • Manages stock and inventory
  • Works closely with other departments to promote efficient farm / regional optimization
  • Identifies improvement areas and plans and implements systems to boost region effectiveness
  • Manages internal and external service suppliers
  • Manages internal and external service suppliers
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline business processes and systems
  • Defining performance management KPIs to monitor operational success against objectives
  • Establishing a culture of continuous business improvement
  • All aspects of the day-to-day management of the operations team
  • All aspects of the day-to-day management of the operations team
  • Minimizing operation expenditure within the business wherever possible
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
  • Prior experience as operations manager Required; 5 – 10 years demonstrable senior operations experience required
  • Experience in handling and working in multi-site operations with good project management skills being able to structure a plan, marshal resources, work within a team, and deliver on commitments
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and an ability to communicate complex business ideas
  • Previous experience working for a company within the industry or from a similar business
  • Commercial awareness with an eye for seeing business improvement opportunities
  • Leading, managing, and developing both individuals and the team through effective communication and mentoring
  • Self-driven, reliant and motivated, being energetic and positive in outlook with the hands-on and energetic approach in seeing things through to completion
  • Highly motivated with a passion for driving operational business change.
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional organization and planning Skills
  • Adaptable to change
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills: persuasive and with the gravitas to gain confidence at board level
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly numerate and computer literate
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong decision making, action planning, and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team.
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 January. 2022
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